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offenders. We went to Lawrence, Leavenworth, and Atchison, Kansas Territory, and to St. Joseph, Missouri, but could get no trace of the thieves; then returned to this agency and started into the southern portion of the Territory. At Central City, Kansas Territory, we got what we believed to be a definite trace of the thieves—the description of the horses leaving no doubt of their identity. We followed on in the direction which they were supposed to have taken, going nearly to Fort Scott, Kansas Territory, but could get no further trace of the thieves. We then travelled to most of the towns in south eastern Kansas, but as we could get no trace of the thieves, and having been diligently riding for fifteen days, and believing it impossible to apprehend the thieves or obtain the property, we returned. I believe the thieves were citizens of the United States, and that they cannot be arrested or the property obtained.
J. L. F. LEONARD,
U. S. Deputy Marshal. Sworn to and subscribed before me.
U. S. Indian Agent. SAC AND Fox AGENCY, December 3, 1860.
Ke-o-kuk (a Sac chief) says, that on or about the 10th day of May, 1857, one horse belonging to him was stolen from the Sac and Fox reservation by a white man by the name of H. Crane. He says that he has been unable to recover the horse or to bring the offender to trial, and that no definite trace of the thief could be found after he got off of the reservation, and that he nor any of his nation has ever sought private revenge or attempted to obtain any satisfaction by force or violence, and that the horse was worth one hundred and fifty dollars.
KE-O-KUK, his x mark. Attest: J. M. LUCE.
I know that Ke-o-kuk had a horse stolen by a man by the name of H. Crane, and that it has been impossible to arrest the offender or bring him to trial. The horse was worth one hundred and fifty dollars, and was stolen from the reservation in the spring of 1857.
WAW-PO-MACK, his x mark. Attest: J. M. LUCE.
I certify, on honor, that the above is a correct interpretation of the testimony of Ke-o-kuk and Waw-po-mack.
EDWARD + McCOONSE,
United States Interpreter. Attest: J. M. LUCE. SAC AND Fox AGENCY, October 24, 1860.
H. S. Randal, of Franklin county, Kansas Territory, being sworn, says, that on or. about the tenth day of August, A. D. 1860, three valuable horses belonging to Ke-o-kuk, a friendly Sac Indian, were missed from the Sac and Fox reservation. I believe the horses were stolen by citizens of the United States, and that the amount claimed by Ke-o-kuk, viz: seven hundred dollars, is not above the actual value of the horses at the time they were stolen. He has been unable to recover the horses or bring the offenders to trial.
H. S. RANDAL.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, at the Sac and Fox agency, this 6th day of December, 1860.
PERRY FULLER, United States Indian Agent.
PANAMA RAILROAD COMPANY.
[To accompany bill H. R. No. 428.]
APRIL 28, 1862.-Ordered to be printed.
Mr. MOREHEAD, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made the fol
The Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of
the Panama Railroad Company, praying for compensation for the transportation and furnishing supplies for General Walker's men, respectfully report :
That three hundred and four of Walker's men, mostly citizens of the United States, in a destitute condition, were sent by Commodore Mervine, in 1857, to the United States, by the Panama Railroad Company, he drawing his bill upon the Navy Department for seven thousand four hundred and seventy-five dollars. The bill was neither accepted, paid, nor protested, as there was no appropriation appli. cable to it. The act of Commodore Mervine was, however, approved by the department, and an appropriation recommended to meet the claim, as will more fully appear in Ex. Doc. No. 24, of the 35th Congress, and again set forth in a report of the Naval Committee, No. 544, first session of the 36th Congress, when a bill was reported for payment of the amount of said bill for transportation, viz: seven thousand four hundred and seventy-five dollars, with interest from the 10th day of June, 1857.
Your committee, upon a full examination of the case, believe the faith of the government was pledged to the payment of this claim. They therefore report a bill to that effect, and recommend its passage.